Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality Matter!

Regular and punctual attendance is an essential prerequisite to effective learning. At Summerhill Primary, we aim to develop an ethos which demonstrates to children, parents/carers and the wider community how much we value good attendance and punctuality. 

At Summerhill Primary School, we believe that:

  • Pupils need to attend school every day so that they can take full advantage of and enjoy the educational opportunities available.
  • Less than 95% attendance or persistent lateness undermines quality learning and leads to educational disadvantage.
  •  Children who attend school every day and on time, make better progress and have better life chances. 

 Parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children:

  • Attend school every day
  • Arrive at school on time, in uniform, ready to learn
  • Are absent only for reasons that can be authorised
  • Inform the school of the reason for any absence and the likely return date, before 9.15am on the first day of absence. By note, personal contact or by phone. 
  • Inform the school office prior to a medical and/or dental appointment, a copy of the appointment letter will need to be seen. Please arrange these for out of school hours.